Category: community fish

Kribensis

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Kribensis : Everything you need to know Kribensis (Pelvicachromis pulcher) inhabits a range from Benin, into Nigeria and Cameroon, but mostly Nigeria.. It was first introduced into the hobby in the 1950s and immediately became a big hit with aquarists. In the wild kribensis breed in the side of river banks by digging away soil …

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Common livebearer illnesses: how to recognise and treat them

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Common livebearer illnesses livebearers facts and info How to maintain healthy livebearers Most tank raised livebearers are quite healthy fish. In other words they hardly ever get sick as long as their aquarum is kept clean and healthy and nothing goes wrong such as a faulty heater. However, dirty water, overcrowded aquariums, overfeeding or even …

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How to buy livebearers

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Where and how to buy livebearers Here are the main sources of livebearers You can of course go to one of the large pet chain stores where you will be able to buy some off the shelf guppies, platies or mollies and sometimes swordtails. However don’t expect any fancy variety or high pedigree fish. If …

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Livebearers – essential facts

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Introduction to livebearers (Livebearers – the essential facts that you should know) More about buying livebearers here More about breeding livebearers here More about keeping healthy livebearers here Although a beginner’s fish livebearers have a fascination breeding behaviour and birthing method. The females give birth to live young. Baby fish that are the exact miniature …

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Suggestion list of compatible fish groups for your aquarium

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How to set up your tank fish from top to bottom To increase the chances of your fish being compatible you need to consider the fishes’ territory. Fish swim in different zones of the aquarium. Some swim near the surface. Some swim midwater. And yet others stay near the floor of the aquarium. Generally fish …

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10 Different starter fish groups for beginners

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10 different starter fish groups for a beginner’s community tank 20 most popular fish here Nearly everyone in the fish keeping hobby starts off with a community tank. These offer the best combination of bright colors and fascinating inter-species behavior, and are easily maintained by beginners if the right fish are chosen from outset. When …

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The 20 most popular fish and how to feed them

The 20 most popular fish and their favorite foods Suggested beginner fish groups Fish foods Fish are just like any other pet when it comes feeding—they need to be fed regularly, and different specimens will assuredly have different tastes and preferences. Your choice of fish food will readily affect the health and wellbeing of your …

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Why do my fish keep dying?

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Why do my fish keep dying? Mistakes beginner fishkeepers make There can be several reasons for the death of your fish; however for beginners the main reason is new tank syndrome. This is a situation where you have bought new fish and placed them in a newly set up aquarium. Your fish start dying and …

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14 best fish from Lake Tanganyika

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14 best fish from lake Tanganyika I will assume that you know how to set up a typical lake Tanganyika aquarium with the correct hard water and high ph paramaters with typically a sandy substrate and some rocky areas with cave like structures. And that you need over filtration and many small water changes to …

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Nano fish in a nano aquarium

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The Nano Fish Aquarium: Benefits, Drawbacks, And Guidelines For Use Nano aquariums are increasingly popular because you can keep them anywhere and cost less than larger aquariums. There are a number of reasons why newcomers and experienced aquarists alike may find themselves interested in purchasing and keeping a nano fish aquarium. It is like the aquarium …

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